In its relations with campuses, the University functions as a federal body contracting with independent colleges as its affiliated campuses, which are owned and operated autonomously. This federal model of the university was pioneered by the University of London, UK, in the nineteenth-century and has since been adopted by other institutions worldwide. Affiliated teaching colleges preparing students for awards of the University are designated International Partners.
Study options on campus are currently available at bachelor, master and doctoral levels in a range of the religious subject fields offered by the University. Options range from full-time, residential programmes to those conducted via short residency and workplace learning.
Campus programmes are recruited for by the partner institutions that run them, not centrally by the University, and therefore they are not described in detail on this website. Accordingly, application for admission should be made direct to the institution concerned. To establish which programmes are currently available at each campus, you should approach that campus directly. The campus will also provide you with details of the current tuition/fee costs, which are different from those that apply to the University’s distance learning programmes.
The University’s diversification makes possible an unusual degree of individual customization in the way our programmes are offered. The University works closely with partner campuses to ensure that what is offered is academically rigorous but also meets the needs of professionals and employers within that geographical area. Partners themselves have input into the kind of programme they want to deliver, subject to University approval, without having a standardized curriculum imposed upon them. In this way, for example, the balance between thesis, project work, taught course assessment and formal examination is established so as best to benefit the students concerned and to enable them to demonstrate their abilities to best advantage. Wherever possible, these balances are capable of variation and individual student choice at the discretion of the partner institution. The curriculums and standards of partner institutions are subject to inspection by University officers.
Campus-based institutions that affiliate with the Western Orthodox University Faculties of Theology and Church Music for the purposes of educational delivery are known as International Partners. In most cases, the programmes offered by International Partners lead to a dual award, consisting of a non-degree certificate or diploma awarded by the Partner and an academically equivalent reciprocal degree for that programme.
All International Partners are themselves accredited or approved by governmental authority to deliver their educational programmes under the laws of the countries where they operate. It is a condition of retaining International Partner status that compliance with all laws and regulations regarding the delivery of educational programmes in their respective jurisdictions is maintained to the fullest extent.
International Partners will normally accept the full transfer of credits earned in the course of study towards degrees at other International Partners. This allows students to transfer between institutions, and potentially even between different countries, thus creating an internationally-based programme.
The University seeks actively to expand its network of International Partners. If you represent an organization that would be interested to discuss partnership possibilities for University-validated programmes, please contact the University with your proposals.
Currently authorized Partners
At the present time, International Partners are located in Africa as listed below. In addition, the University maintains contact with around twenty further campus centres (not listed below) in Africa and Asia that may run programmes when there is sufficient demand.
Where the International Partner has a website, this is hyperlinked below and contact details can be found by following the hyperlink. Where there is no website, contact details are provided below.
The authorization status of any institution claiming affiliation with the University can be verified on enquiry to the University, by using the contact form.
Kingson Management and Health Institute, Accra
Grefe – Pambros, Dansoman, Accra, Ghana
Telephone: +233-248664002, +233-575696889
Agreement entered into on 6 May 2017
Université de la Fondation Dr. Bissereth (UNIFOB) and Dr Frandy Bissereth
#23, Imp. Fleurencois, Clercine 24
Agreement entered into on 12 May 2021
High-Grade Professional Education Centre, Lagos
No. 21 Fadeyi Street 2nd Floor, Opp. PDP Office, adjacent to Danco Petrol Station, Lagos/Abeokuta Expressway, Iyana Ipaja, Ikeja, Lagos, Nigeria
Telephone: +234-8023307788, +234-8056180823.
Agreement entered into on 1 July 2008
International Christian University, Lagos
Agreement entered into on 1 March 2011
Kay-Joo Computer and Tutors Educational Center, Lagos
53/104, Western Avenue Ojuelegba, Surulere, Lagos.
Tel: (+234) 01-4546139, 07090885045, 08028401954
Agreement entered into on 1 July 2009
Multioption International Academy
25, Command Road, off Church Bus stop, Ipaja, Lagos, Nigeria
Agreement entered into on 15 March 2018
Spanish Nigerian for Commercial and Industrial Development Association (SNCIDA)
Plot 2, Ada-George Road, Port Harcourt, Rivers State, Nigeria
P.O Box 5665, Trans-Amadi Area, Port Harcourt, 50003, Rivers State, Nigeria
Agreement entered into on 15 October 2014
Strategic Business School, Lagos
Agreement entered into on 15 August 2008
P.O.Box 399, Port Harcourt, Rivers State, Nigeria
Agreement entered into on 3 February 2018
TOGO AND FRANCOPHONE AFRICA
Institution Régionale de Formation et d’Appui Professionnel (IREFAP) Consortium St John Revelation, Lomé
Agreement entered into in 2016